The Tisch: A rebbe on the road

26.06.2011                      24.Siwan, 5771

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The Tisch: A rebbe on the road

Rabbi David Twersky of Tolne once traveled to spend Shabbat with Rabbi Avraham Yaakov Friedman of Sadigora.

Rabbi David Twersky of Tolne (1808-1882) once traveled to spend Shabbat with Rabbi Avraham Yaakov Friedman of Sadigora (1820-1883). The Sadigora Rebbe accorded great respect to his older colleague and even invited the Tolne Rebbe to lead the Friday night tisch.
The Tolne Rebbe was known for his unassuming humility, but the hassidim were surprised when the guest turned to them at the tisch and inquired: “How much does a horse cost here?” The rebbe continued with such questions, and the hassidim responded politely while wondering to themselves whether they had gathered for mere idle conversation instead of spiritual inspiration….